Lapkins

Thanks to Victor Steinbok, I know that there’s a Hater’s Guide to the Williams-Sonoma Catalog, 2014 edition by Drew Magary hereThe company is an “Upscale chain offering high-end cookware, house-label kitchen accessories & gourmet goods” (from the Stanford Shopping Center site). Magary pillories astonishingly expensive food items and kitchen supplies of dubious usefulness. Among them:

Item #66-1375781 – Open Kitchen Lapkin ($5 Each)

Copy: “Extra-wide cotton napkin.”

Drew Says: Lapkin. Got it. Gonna need a lapkin ring for these lapkins, plus lapkinlets for cocktail hour.

lapkin: a portmanteau of lap and napkin. A word of dubious utility for a generously proportioned napkin.

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